The team behind the Miro project has released a new video converter tool that makes it dead easy to publish videos on the web that work in all browsers.
The tool can convert just about any video format to Ogg Theora or H.264/MP4. It works with Flash video files (.flv) which is a huge bonus. It also works with DivX/AVI, MOV, Windows Media and MKV, among others. It uses ffmpeg and ffmpeg2theora to handle the conversions.
The experience is incredibly simple — just drag and drop a video onto the application window and choose an output format. You can get a file that will play in a web browser with native video support, or you can choose to resize your video for portable devices like the iPhone and iPod, Droid, Nexus One and PSP (There’s no iPad preset, but we should expect one soon).
Miro Video Converter is available for free from Miro’s website in Mac and Windows versions. There is no Linux version yet. Like the Miro player, it’s an open source project.